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Miscellaneous | Interesting

Cutting Government Waste Could Provide Border Wall Funding, Meadows Says

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-NC, floated a compromise solution on Jan. 15 to end the nearly one-month long partial government shutdown hinging on a funding impasse for a barrier wall on the U.S. southern border.

History | History

Ilhan Omar and the Myth of Jewish Hypnosis

A conspiracy theory with ancient roots and a bloody history.

News | Israel/Jewish Community

Dem Rep Doesn't Know How Jewish Americans Could Be Offended By Her Anti-Semitism

Far-left Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) said on Thursday that she did not understand why Jewish Americans would find her anti-Semitic comments to be offensive.

News | Israel/Jewish Community

WATCH: Democrat Rep Defends Past Anti-Semitic Statement On Exposing 'Evil Doings' Of Israel

Far-left Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) defended a past anti-Semitic remark she made on Twitter in an interview with PBS on Tuesday, saying those were "the only words I could think about expressing at that moment."

Politics | Op-Ed

Is Rashida Tlaib Guilty of Bigotry?

To single out only the "Jew among nations," and not the dozens of far more serious violators of human rights is bigotry pure and simple, and those who support BDS only against Israel are guilty of bigotry. What is unacceptable is discriminatory actions,

News | News

First Muslim Women in US Congress Misled Voters About Views on Israel

"Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel." — Ilhan Omar, in a tweet, November 2012. "When a politician singles out Jewish allies as 'evil,' but ignores every brutal theocratic regime in th

News | Israel/Jewish Community

Activist Who Said Israel Is a ‘Terrorist Entity’ Attends Tlaib Swearing-In, Private Dinner

Congresswoman-elect Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.). Photo: Screenshot. JNS.org – Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) met over the weekend with Abbas Hamideh, a Palestinian …

Politics | Politics

Exasperated Democrats try to rein in Ocasio-Cortez

The effort is part carrot, part stick. But it's far from clear the anti-establishment political novice can be made to play ball.

History | History

The First Actual Palestinian-American in Congress (and He Was Jewish)

Did you know that there was a Palestinian-American in the House long before anyone else, who was in fact the only one who was actually a citizen of “Palestine,” and who had a Palestinian passport? And that he was Jewish?

Politics | Politics

Brazen Support for BDS: A Troubling First in the New Congress | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner.com

Last week, new members of the US Congress were sworn in. While there were a few “firsts” to be celebrated,...

Politics | Politics

'Bark bark ... anybody?' Dem Rep. Rashida Tlaib blows anti-Semitic dog whistle — but where are media guardians of truth?

Bueller? Bueller?

News | Israel/Jewish Community

Dem Rashida Tlaib Unleashes Anti-Semitic Slur Against Congressional Colleagues, Says They Have Dual Loyalties

Freshman Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) is creating fresh controversy in her second week in he House of Representatives, but this time, it's over a shocking, anti-Semitic slur leveled at her Congressional colleagues over their support

Politics | Politics

Ilhan Omar says she's the first refugee in Congress, but forgot these Jews

Seffi Kogen, the Global Director of Young Leadership for the American Jewish Committee, counts at least four other lawmakers who in their lifetimes had refugee status, and two of them are Jewish.

News | The News

Amash Fact Checks Ilhan Omar's Claims of 'Historic' Progress

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D.) incorrectly attributed historic firsts to the 116th Congress during its first day in session, as pointed out by Rep. Justin Amash (R.).

News | News

New Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib’s First Order of Business: Wiping Israel off the Map

Rabid Israel-hater Rashida Tlaib was yesterday sworn in as the first-ever palestinian American woman in Congress. And she had an important matter to address.

News | The News

Rashida Tlaib calls Trump an expletive during pitch to impeach

Fresh-faced U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib wasted no time in calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump just hours after being sworn in.

Politics | The Hall of Idiots

WATCH: Pelosi Gets Confused On Hot Mic During First Speech To Congress | Daily Wire

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) got confused during her first speech to Congress as House Speaker on Thursday, admitting that she may have skipped over pages of her prepared remarks and she wasn't sure what happened.

Politics | Media Bias

New York Times whitewashes anti-Semitism of House Democrat Ilhan Omar

In a glowing profile of representative-elect Ilhan Omar, the New York Times portrays her critics as merely scared of somebody different, all the while glossing over her misrepresentation of her position on Israel and record of unapologetically peddling an

Politics | The Hall of Idiots

WATCH: Ocasio-Cortez Has No Idea What The 3 Branches Of Government Are | Daily Wire

Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez revealed this weekend that she has no idea what the three branches of the U.S. government are during a conference call with prospective far-left political candidates.

News | News

Midterm Election Wins Bolster Trump’s Mandate

President Donald Trump celebrated the midterm elections as a “tremendous success” for his administration after Republicans expanded their majority in the Senate, maintained an edge in governorships, and handed control of the House to the Democ

Politics | The Hall of Idiots

Ocasio-Cortez calls question about how to pay for Medicare for all ‘puzzling’

Liberal New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says it is “puzzling” to figure out a strategy to fund Medicare for all, despite touting the socialist-like health care plan championed by the far left throughout her campaign.

News | News

Declassification Would Refute Pretext of Russia Probe, Lawmaker Says

Congressmen have viewed classified documents containing exculpatory evidence that undermines the pretext of the investigation of alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, according to Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas). The FBI began a counterintelli

Politics | The Hall of Idiots

Ocasio-Cortez is asked for her ‘plan’ for Congress – her answer is a word salad mess

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appeared on MSNBC in the wake of the stunning news about Brett Kavanaugh heading towards confirmation, and gave a jumbled bizarre word salad of an answer for an important question.

History | The Constitution

US House Approves Measure Against Non-Citizen Voting

H.R. 1071 passed, saying that "allowing illegal immigrants the right to vote devalues the franchise and diminishes the voting power of U.S. citizens."

Politics | Op-Ed

HIRSCHAUER: Maybe Senator Hirono Should Take Her Own Advice

With characteristic grace and restraint, Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) responded Monday to the accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh by claiming that “men in this

Politics | Politics

Cory Booker gets George Costanza 'bad boy' lampooning for 'Spartacus' claim - Washington Times

Sen. Cory Booker's attempt to liken himself to Kirk Douglas' "Spartacus" has turned into a comedic goldmine for Republicans and conservatives.

Politics | Politics

Rep. Billy Long Uses Auctioneering Skills to Drown Out Protester at Hearing With Twitter CEO

"We're selling the cell phone there!" Even the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee noted that Rep. Billy Long's impromptu performance would be a hit on Twitter — and it was

Politics | POLITICS

Ben Sasse Conducts a Two-Minute Master Class in American Civics | National Review

Good for Senator Sasse to remind us all of the Supreme Court’s proper place.

Politics | The Hall of Idiots

WATCH: Supercut Of Ocasio-Cortez's Most 'Flaky' Comments | Daily Wire

The folks over at The Washington Free Beacon decided to have some fun at the expense of "the future" of the Democratic Party, the openly socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, by compiling for posterity a

Politics | Illegal Immigration

Democrats seeking to abolish ICE announce they will vote against their own bill

The trio of House Democrats who on Thursday introduced legislation to abolish the embattled U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency now say they will vote against their bill.

Business & Finance | Economics

Congress eyes truck driver shortage solution | Fox Business

The DRIVE-Safe Act would open cross-state truck driving positions to 18-year-olds.

Politics | The Hall of Idiots

WATCH: Maxine Waters Calls For Attacks On Members Of Trump Administration

Sen. Maxine Waters (D-CA) called for attacks against members of President Donald Trump's administration over the weekend, screaming to a group of supporters that they should not be welcomed anywhere in society.

News | News

Why Is a Study of Palestinian School Books Being Kept Secret from the US Congress?

Why does the US State Department continue to block the publication of the congressional investigation of Palestinian textbooks taught in...

Politics | BDS

Congress Advances Law to Protect US Businesses from BDS Pressure

The move was warmly welcomed by a coalition of pro-Israel organizations.

News | Israel/Jewish Community

Candidate to Replace Keith Ellison May Be Even More Hostile to Israel

Within three short hours of Congressman Keith Ellison’s announcement that he would leave Congress to run for Minnesota Attorney General,...

News | News

Democratic Support Far From Guaranteed in Congressional Battle to Support Israel's Right to Self Defense

Democratic support for Israel's defense remains in question.

News | News

American Lawmakers Push for Recognition of Israeli Sovereignty Over Golan

JNS.org – An American plan to bring the US closer to recognizing the Golan Heights was laid out last week for...

News | NEWS

How The Congressional Baseball Shooting Didn't Become The Deadliest Political Assassination In American History

You don't know the whole story of how close we came to one of the deadliest political shootings in US history last year.

Politics | Politics

Ryan to retire as Speaker in January

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is retiring at the end of this Congress, ending his speakership a little more than three years after it began.

Politics | Politics

Day 2 of Mark Zuckerberg’s Testimony: What to Watch For - The New York Times

Mr. Zuckerberg will testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in his second and final day of congressional testimony over Facebook’s handling of user data.

Politics | Politics

Aging senators ask 'Mr. Zuckerberg' for tech support in hilarious Senate hearing meme

The internet roasted clueless lawmakers during Mark Zuckerberg's Senate hearing.

News | News

Mark Zuckerberg Answers to Congress For Facebook's Troubles | WIRED

Tensions around Facebook's privacy and ad practices have escalated dramatically since the last time the company sat before Congress.

Music | Music

Congress Is Making Headway on a Bill to Modernize How Musicians Are Paid

But they should slow down so musicians can point out the many flaws in fine print

Politics | Other Politics

California Democratic Party declines to endorse Dianne Feinstein for re-election

The rebuke of Dianne Feinstein by party delegates comes even though the 25-year incumbent has led polls by wide margins.

Politics | Politics

Senate Rejects Bipartisan Immigration Plan

The measure would have severely limited chain migration, ended the visa lottery, funded the border wall and resolved the fate of the Dreamers.

Politics | The Hall of Idiots

WATCH: Pelosi Thanks Illegal Immigrants For Breaking The Law, Says U.S. Owes Them | Daily Wire

When she took to the House floor on Wednesday for a filibuster-style speech, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi thanked illegal aliens for having the "courage" to bring their children illegally into the United States.

Politics | PC Culture

The Dems’ Farrakhan Problem - WSJ

If Republican lawmakers held strategy sessions with David Duke, the party would be held to account.

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous

Congress let CHIP’s funding expire 102 days ago, and it’s a national disgrace - Vox

It would cost $800 million to extend kids’ health insurance. That’s 0.1 percent of the price of the tax overhaul.

News | The News

Jake Tapper Gets Bernie Sanders To Admit The Middle-Class Tax Cuts In The GOP Bill Are ‘A Good Thing’

On Sunday, CNN’s “State of the Union" host Jake Tapper put Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in an uncomfortable position, forcing him to acknowledge that the middle-class tax cuts in the GOP bill are a good thing:

Politics | Malfeasance

Congress to Investigate Obama Scheme to Nix Investigation into Hezbollah Terrorists

Lawmakers are launching an investigation into Obama-era efforts to thwart a longstanding U.S. investigation into the Iranian-backed terror group Hezbollah.

Politics | Politics

Vote explainer: Can Republicans still pass the bill if senators are absent?

Senate Republicans are working to shore up enough votes within their caucus to pass tax reform next week, even in the unlikely but possible scenario that two Republican senators are absent for the big vote.

News | The News

SHOCK: State Rep Kills Himself Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations. Here’s What His Suicide Note Said.

On Wednesday, news broke in Kentucky that Republican State Rep. Dan Johnson, who authorities were investigating over allegations of sexual misconduct, committed suicide.

Politics | The Hall of Idiots

Democrat Congresswoman: Nancy Pelosi 'Set Women Back...Decades.' | Daily Wire

Democratic Congresswoman Kathleen Rice stormed out of a meeting of the House Democratic Caucus Wednesday, after becoming "frustrated," she says, with how her colleagues were responding to sexual harassment allegations made against fellow Congres

Politics | POLITICS

GOP reeling after healthcare collapse  | TheHill

Republicans offered competing ideas for what to do next on healthcare Monday night, now that the current ObamaCare replacement effort has fallen apart

Politics | Politics

Inside the failed secret mission to save the filibuster

A group of senators secretly tried to negotiate an end to the Senate's decade-long judicial wars. But distrust ran too deep.

Politics | From CNN

Trump's very bad day: FBI investigating Russia links as White House repeats wiretap claim - CNNPolitics.com

Trump's wiretapping accusation hits its climax at FBI Director Comey's hearing. And the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch starts.

Politics | PC Culture

Ultimate burn: Attorney General Loretta Lynch makes GOP Representatives miss Eric Holder – twitchy.com

Eric Holder was held in contempt of Congress, but some Representatives still think he made a better attorney general than Loretta Lynch.

Politics | The Hall of Idiots

Congressional Democrats’ Sit-In: What a Pompous Exercise in Virtue-Signaling

In a stunning non sequitur, Congressional Democrats stage a sit-in to advocate for gun control as a response to terrorism.

Politics | Politics

Dispense Contraception or Pay U.S. $1000

A few days ago, I described a pending House bill that would gut the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.   Now, I find out that my a bunch of Democrat U.S. Senators have introduced a bill that would require pharmacists to dispense contraception–even if v

Politics | Politics

House passes bill that could limit Syrian refugees - CNNPolitics.com

The House easily passed a bill Thursday that would suspend the program allowing Syrian and Iraqi refugees into the U.S. until key national security agencies certify they don't pose a security risk.

Politics | Politics

Dennis Prager: Speaker Of The House? | AllAccess.com

With House Republicans in disarray trying to come up with a suitable candidate for Speaker of the House to replace the retiring JOHN BOEHNER, a caller's suggestion has SALEM RADIO NETWORK host DENNIS PRAGER thinking that perhaps he could be the chosen one

Politics | From the HuffPost

Boehner's Golden Opportunity | Chris Weigant

Boehner has already nominated himself as the Republican Party's sacrificial lamb. But on his way out, he could also be a very effective scapegoat, thus sparing both his party and the country at large a whole lot of needless drama and economic instability

Politics | Op-Ed

John Boehner, A True Conservative Statesman | The Daily Caller

It will be important for the next Speaker to keep in mind that we can take the country forward with strong leadership

Politics | Politics

Congress should step up to block the terrible Iran agreement - by Joe Lieberman

Sen. Charles Schumer announced his opposition to the Iran deal; others should follow his lead.

Politics | PC Culture

Paul Ryan’s Pelosi-Esque Obamatrade Moment: ‘It’s Declassified And Made Public Once It’s Agreed To’ - Breitbar

Chief Obamatrade proponent House Ways and Means Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) admitted during Congressional testimony on Wednesday evening that despite tons of claims from him and other Obamatrade supporters to the contrary, the process is high

Politics | The IRS

IRS watchdog recovers thousands of missing Lois Lerner emails, reignites Hill probes | Fox News

A Treasury Department watchdog has recovered thousands of emails from Lois Lerner and turned them over to Congress, reviving the investigation into the IRS targeting conservative groups.

Politics | The IRS

Report: IRS Deliberately Cut Its Own Customer Service Budget | The Weekly Standard

If you tried to contact the IRS with a question about your taxes this year, chances are you didn't get a response. The IRS estimated that it would only answer 17 million of the 49 million calls received this filing season. Taxpayers lucky enough to have the IRS answer their calls waited an average of 34.4 minutes for assistance--nearly double the wait time last year (18.7 minutes).

Politics | Op-Ed

The Corker Bill Isn’t a Victory — It’s a Constitutional Perversion, by Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

As the Framers knew, we are unlikely to outgrow human nature. So what happens when we decide we’ve outgrown a Constitution designed to protect us from human nature’s foibles?

News | The News

Japanese prime minister will address Congress next month | WashingtonExaminer.com

Japan's prime minister has been invited to address Congress next month. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, invited Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to speak to a joint meeting about economic and security priorities the two nations share. Abe will be the first J

Politics | Op-Ed

Obama Cant Force His Iran Deal on the Country without Congress’s Consent

It is no secret that Barack Obama does not have much use for the United States Constitution. It is a governing plan for a free, self-determining people. Hence, it is littered with roadblocks against schemes to rule the people against their will. When it comes to our imperious president’s scheme to enable our enemy, Iran, to become a nuclear-weapons power — a scheme that falls somewhere between delusional and despicable, depending on your sense of Obama’s good faith — the salient barrier is that only Congress can make real law.

Politics | Op-Ed

Obamas Iran Obsession

The Obama administration values a future relationship with Iran more than it values the historic relationship it has with Israel. Unless there’s a reversal in the reported deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran, all the superficial talk about this extraordinary friendship between Israel and the United States isn’t going to mean much.

Politics | Op-Ed

Alan Dershowitz: Democrats' Boycott of Netanyahu 'Appalling, Irresponsible'

Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz has slammed Democrats for planning to boycott a controversial speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu next week to Congress.

Politics | Op-Ed

Alan M. Dershowitz: The Appalling Talk of Boycotting Netanyahu - WSJ

In The Wall Street Journal, Alan M. Dershowitz writes that Congress has every right, and even an obligation, to hear the Israeli leader speak about the Iranian threat.

Politics | Op-Ed

George Will: The harm incurred by a mushrooming welfare state - The Washington Post

America’s national character will have to be changed if progressives are going to implement their agenda. So, changing social norms is the progressive agenda. To understand how far this has advanced, and how difficult it will be to reverse the inculcation of dependency, consider the data...

News | The News

'Holy damn! This is a Democrat senator': Menendez says Obama admin sounds like Iran [video]

News | News

Boehner invites Netanyahu to speak to Congress next month

The day after President Obama's State of the Union address, House Speaker John Boehner has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to Congress in February. Netanyahu’s Feb. 11 speech will be his third address before Congress. “You m

Politics | Illegal Immigration

Obama’s Actions ‘Same’ as Past Presidents?

President Obama repeatedly claimed that there is presidential precedent for the executive actions he took on immigration. But are the actions Obama announced really the "same kinds of actions" take...

Politics | PC Culture

Behind Closed Doors, Republicans Pushing To End Earmark Ban

House Republicans are spending Friday morning behind closed doors debating whether to undo their current ban on earmarks, according to sources. Alabama Rep. Mike Rogers is speaking in favor of an a

Politics | The Hall of Idiots

Nancy Pelosi says she doesn’t know who Jonathan Gruber is. She touted his work in 2009. - The Washington Post

Her office says she meant that she didn't know Gruber personally.

Politics | Politics

Republicans Take Control - Fox News

REPUBLICANS TAKE CONTROL OF THE SENATE — Voters deal a major blow to President Obama's agenda in his final two years in office as Republicans gain control of the Senate and increase their majority in the House.

News | The News

Republican Tom Cotton unseats Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor in Arkansas, Fox News projects

With polls about to close, Republicans are aiming for a big election night -- hoping that two years of intensive campaigning will net them the six seats they need to take over the Senate, even as top Democrats vow their ground game ultimately will keep th

Politics | Politics

Midterm election rides wave of anger at incumbents - LA Times

The costliest midterm election in history draws to a bitter close with control of the Senate tilting toward Republicans even as governors, in red and blue states alike, face a well of anti-incumbent anger from New England to the Rocky Mountains.

Politics | Politics

Constitution Check: Will the Supreme Court reinforce majority rule in Congress? - Yahoo News

From Yahoo News: Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s adviser on constitutional literacy, looks at a challenge that will attempt to persuade the Supreme Court to finally rule on the constitutionality of Senate filibusters.

Politics | Politics

Party of the rich: In Congress, it's the Democrats - Yahoo News

From Yahoo News: WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are the party of the rich, right? It's a label that has stuck for decades, and you're hearing it again as Democrats complain about GOP support for tax breaks that benefit corporations and wealthy individual

Politics | The Hall of Idiots

Pelosi: Dems Never Treated President Bush Bad

Monday on MSNBC's "Ronan Farrow Daily," host Ronan Farrow asked House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) if the Democrats have any culpability in Washington D.C. gridlock, and she replied, "No ... we never treated President Bush the way they treat President Obama."

Politics | The Hall of Idiots

Nancy Pelosi: Civilization 'In Jeopardy' If GOP Takes Senate

'The Democrats are messengers of hope'

On the one hand, California U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi claims that Democrats are not “fear-mongers;” on the other hand, she believes civilization is doomed if Republicans take control of the Senate from Democrats in November.

Politics | Politics

Just 63% Know Which Parties Control the House and Senate - Rasmussen Reports™

Rasmussen Reports - The best place to look for polls that are spot on

Politics | The Hall of Idiots

Pelosi’s home city exempted from water restrictions imposed on rural farmers

The Endangered Species Act has wreaked havoc for decades on rural communities, but a newly filed lawsuit could force San Francisco urbanites like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to share their pain.

News | News

Senator Cory Booker comes out unequivocally on the side of Israel

Corey Booker delivers a devastating critique of Hamas.

Politics | The Hall of Idiots

Actor James Woods: Nancy Pelosi 'may actually be mentally ill' - National Policy

In a tweet issued Saturday, actor James Woods said he believes House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., "may actually be mentally ill" in response to her a

Politics | Politics

Eric Cantor says goodbye as House majority leader

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, shockingly defeated for renomination in Virginia, gave his final address as the No. 2 GOP leader.

Politics | Other Politics

In Texas, Obama Sets Stage To Answer 'Do-Nothing' Congress

President Obama knows he's unlikely to get support from Texas' predominantly Republican congressional delegation, but being rebuffed will make it easier for him to shift blame to the GOP.

Politics | Politics

Waves of immigrant minors present crisis for Obama, Congress

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of children unaccompanied by parents or relatives are flooding across the southern U.S. border illegally, forcing the Obama administration and Congress to grapple with both a humanitarian crisis an

Politics | Polls

Poll: Nearly 6-in-10 Want Every Member of Congress Replaced

A new national poll has found that an all-time high of 57% of Americans would vote to throw out every member of Congress if given the option in the 2014 elections.